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    1. Simple Breath Test Might Diagnose Heart Failure

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental breath test, designed to quickly identify patients suffering from heart failure simply by analyzing the contents of a single exhaled breath, has demonstrated promise in early trials, a team of researchers says. The

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    2. Heart Failure Drug May Not Ease Symptoms in Some

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A drug often used to treat chronic heart failure may not ease symptoms in people with one form of the disease, a new study suggests. The medication, called spironolactone (Aldactone), failed to improve symptoms or quality of life

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    3. Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise for Heart Failure

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to treating heart failure, the ultimate hope is to develop a therapy that repairs the damaged heart muscle. Now, an early study hints at a way to do that by harnessing the body's natural capacity for repair. Heart f

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    4. Parkinson's Drug Mirapex Under Safety Review

      Sept. 19, 2012 -- The FDA is investigating a possible risk of heart failure linked to Mirapex, a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome. Officials say recent studies suggest a potential raised risk of heart failure with the use of Mirapex, but further review of research is

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    5. Coffee in Moderation May Lower Heart Failure Risk

      June 26, 2012 -- Drinking coffee in moderation may reduce your risk of heart failure as you age, according to a new analysis. What's moderate? About two cups a day, if you're drinking the typical U.S. coffee serving, says researcher Murray Mittleman, MD, DrPH, director of cardiovascular epidemiology

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    6. PTSD Unrecognized Risk Among Heart Attack Patients

      June 20, 2012 -- A heart attack is a traumatic event, physically and emotionally, but cardiologists don't pay enough attention to post-traumatic stress disorder among their patients, according to the author of a new study. Not only does the disorder occur in 1 out of 8 such patients, the study shows

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    7. Z-Pak Heart Attack?

      May 16, 2012 -- Sudden heart death may be a new risk from the commonly prescribed antibiotic azithromycin -- better known as Zithromax or the Z-Pak. The finding comes from a study of Medicaid patients who received some 348,000 Z-Pak prescriptions from 1992 to 2006. Compared to patients who took no a

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    8. Bypass Beats Angioplasty for People With Diabetes

      May 11, 2012 -- People with diabetes who undergo bypass surgery to open clogged heart arteries may live longer than their counterparts who chose angioplasty, a new study shows. During angioplasty, a balloon-tipped catheter is inserted into a blocked heart artery to widen it and boost blood flow. Oft

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    9. FDA Approves Generic Versions of Plavix

      May 18, 2012 -- The FDA has approved several generic versions of the popular blood thinner Plavix (clopidogrel). Officials say the approval will make more affordable options available for people who take Plavix to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. "For people who must manage chronic heal

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    10. Male Hormone May Help Heart Failure Patients

      April 17, 2012 -- Treatment with testosterone may help heart failure patients feel better and exercise more, preliminary research shows. The finding comes from four small studies of people with heart failure. The researchers analyzed the results from all of those studies and found that those who too

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